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Chip R
09-24-2009, 02:32 PM
Have at it.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 02:38 PM
Reds lead 4-0 going to the top of the 4th.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 02:39 PM
Here's the down and dirty from the Reds site:

The Reds used run-scoring hits by Drew Sutton, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips after two outs in the fourth to put a four-spot on the board.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 02:44 PM
Reds out in order in the 4th. 4-0 Reds

Chip R
09-24-2009, 02:45 PM
Even Willy T can't keep the Reds from scoring runs.

Bronson must think he's dreaming with all this run support.

BRM
09-24-2009, 02:46 PM
Willy is doing what he can to get his starting job back.

Tom Servo
09-24-2009, 02:50 PM
I had no idea today was a day game. :lol:

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Pirates get a hit but that is all. Still 4-0 Reds going to the 5th.

Tom Servo
09-24-2009, 02:59 PM
Worth noting: This is Balentien's first game apperance since his error helped lead to a loss against the Marlins a week ago. I had predicted that Dusty would 'punish' him and I think I was right.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 03:02 PM
LaRoche doubles just past Rolen's glove.

osuceltic
09-24-2009, 03:04 PM
When do we go back and list all the posters who wanted to drag Arroyo behind the barn and shoot him -- sort of like the list of Taveras supporters?

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:10 PM
LaRoche is left stranded at 3rd and the Reds still lead 4-0 after five.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Votto K's. Eight set down in a row for Charlie Morton.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Phillips GO to 1st. Two away.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Rolen GO to end the Reds 6th. 4-0 Reds

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:21 PM
McCutcheon flies out to Gomes to start the Buccos 6th

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:22 PM
Young GO to SS. Quickly two away. Arroyo in a good groove again today.

PuffyPig
09-24-2009, 03:24 PM
Arroyo's ERA has fallen so much recently he's now just outside the NL's top 20.

He's better than guys like Billingsley, Davis, Hamels and Oswalt.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:25 PM
Jones K's to end the inning. 4-0 Reds after six.

CTA513
09-24-2009, 03:26 PM
When do we go back and list all the posters who wanted to drag Arroyo behind the barn and shoot him -- sort of like the list of Taveras supporters?

Once these 2nd half performances mean something other then lowering his ERA.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Gomes pops out to start the Reds 7th. 12 set down in a row for Morton.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Yikes, after I clamored to get a game thread going and now I've gotten busy as a one armed paper hanger. Thanks for the updates. Balentien singles, btw.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Double play to end the inning, heading to the bottom of the 7th.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:30 PM
Hanigan promptly hits into a DP and the Reds 7th is history. 4-0 Reds.

Chip R
09-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Yikes, after I clamored to get a game thread going and now I've gotten busy as a one armed paper hanger. Thanks for the updates. Balentien singles, btw.


Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. :)

VR
09-24-2009, 03:33 PM
When do we go back and list all the posters who wanted to drag Arroyo behind the barn and shoot him -- sort of like the list of Taveras supporters?

It wasn't the posters fault that Arroyo was so erratic, just like it's not Arroyo's fault that he's put up a spectacular 2nd half....but it's not noticed because the rest of the team crumbled.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Milledge homers breaking up the shutout.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:33 PM
HR from Lastings Milledge. The lead is cut to 4-1.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:35 PM
Moss GO to to Phillips. One away in the Pirate 7th

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:37 PM
LaRoche a GO to SS. Two down.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Jaramillo a seeing eye single.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:39 PM
A pop out ends the inning. 4-1 Reds going to the 8th.

redsfandan
09-24-2009, 03:40 PM
Arroyo's ERA has fallen so much recently he's now just outside the NL's top 20.

He's better than guys like Billingsley, Davis, Hamels and Oswalt.
I know you mentioned how his era has fallen in the previous sentence but I'm hoping that you were just pointing out that his era is better than the era of those four guys right now. I'd have a hard time believing that he's better than them overall.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:42 PM
Francisco hitting for Arroyo. A new pitcher for the Pirates, Jackson.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:44 PM
Francisco K's.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:44 PM
Taveras singles as Redszone passes out from shock.

BRM
09-24-2009, 03:45 PM
Taveras singles as Redszone passes out from shock.

Two hits in his first game back. He's a hitting machine now.

HeatherC1212
09-24-2009, 03:46 PM
I think Willy senses that his job security is on the line. I wish he would have sensed that months ago, LOL ;)

Chip R
09-24-2009, 03:46 PM
Two hits in his first game back. He's a hitting machine now.


Drew Pipp?

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:46 PM
Two hits in his first game back. He's a hitting machine now.

He just needed a little competition from someone to excel. :)

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Sutton K's on three pitches.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:47 PM
15,892 attended this fine event today.

BRM
09-24-2009, 03:49 PM
Drew Pipp?

We have a battle brewing between Drew Pipp and Wally Taveras.

Chip R
09-24-2009, 03:50 PM
15,892 attended this fine event today.


From the sound of the TV guys the last two nights, that's about 15K more than they expected.

Could it be that the Bucs have a larger season ticket base than the Reds?

osuceltic
09-24-2009, 03:50 PM
Once these 2nd half performances mean something other then lowering his ERA.


It wasn't the posters fault that Arroyo was so erratic, just like it's not Arroyo's fault that he's put up a spectacular 2nd half....but it's not noticed because the rest of the team crumbled.


I know you mentioned how his era has fallen in the previous sentence but I'm hoping that you were just pointing out that his era is better than the era of those four guys right now. I'd have a hard time believing that he's better than them overall.

Stop it, stop it ... Bronson is blushing!

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:50 PM
Votto GO to 2nd to end the 8th. 4-1 Reds

HeatherC1212
09-24-2009, 03:53 PM
Poor Joey is only 1-4 today with 2 RBIs. I guess he's still tired from all the hitting last night. ;)

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:54 PM
Poor Joey is only 1-4 today with 2 RBIs. I guess he's still tired from all the hitting last night. ;)

The one hit was the big hit of the game so far. :thumbup:

VR
09-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Arroyo....

12th straight quality start today, 14 of 15.

Over those 15 starts....

An earnie of 2.15
WHIP.....1.02

Record.....5-5 (6-5 if they hold on today)

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:56 PM
Massett is in to pitch. D. Young just K'd for the 2nd out.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Pirates out in order. 4-1 Reds going to the 9th.

HeatherC1212
09-24-2009, 03:58 PM
The one hit was the big hit of the game so far. :thumbup:

He definitely made that hit count today! :beerme:

This game is FLYING by....that or I'm just too busy at work today. :thumbdown

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:00 PM
Phillips pops out to RF.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:02 PM
Rolen K's,two out. Bruce up.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Bruce GO to SS to end their half of the 9th. Corder will come in to nail this win down.

PuffyPig
09-24-2009, 04:05 PM
I know you mentioned how his era has fallen in the previous sentence but I'm hoping that you were just pointing out that his era is better than the era of those four guys right now. I'd have a hard time believing that he's better than them overall.

I'm just referring to ERA , as I'm not suggsting he's better than all these guys, but his ERA is.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Lead off walk and here we go.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Always ready to give fans their money's worth, Cordero walks the lead off batter, with 2 balls on the next batter.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 04:10 PM
Shot back to Cordero, begins 1-6-3 DP.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:11 PM
1-6-3 DP and two away in the 9th.

Tom Servo
09-24-2009, 04:12 PM
Yesiree

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Moss singles to keep the Buccos hopes alive.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:14 PM
Doumit flares a single and the tying run will come to the plate. Thrill a minute.

toledodan
09-24-2009, 04:16 PM
makes you wonder if he could handle a playoff game.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:17 PM
makes you wonder if he could handle a playoff game.

I wish we could have the opportunity to know.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 04:17 PM
Makes a show of it, Cordero gets a K for the final out.

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:17 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!

toledodan
09-24-2009, 04:17 PM
well coco closes the door. he knew what he was doing! LOL!

redsfandan
09-24-2009, 04:18 PM
Just like Cordero to make things dramatic again and risk losing the win for mr 2nd half Arroyo.

Glad it worked out though. I wonder how many wins over last years total they'll finish with now.

toledodan
09-24-2009, 04:18 PM
I wish we could have the opportunity to know.

amen to that!:thumbup:

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:18 PM
Reds wins it 4-1 and sweep the Buccos. The dream still lives for a .500 season. :)

HeatherC1212
09-24-2009, 04:19 PM
Yay for the sweep! It was the lowest scoring game of the series but that's all right by me with the 3 W's. :jump:

VR
09-24-2009, 04:19 PM
They are making a strong push to finish middle of the pack in the majors in wins. Quite the turnaround.

redsmetz
09-24-2009, 04:26 PM
Reds wins it 4-1 and sweep the Buccos. The dream still lives for a .500 season. :)

I don't want to jinx us or anything, but wouldn't that be a hoot given all the chaos this season?

cumberlandreds
09-24-2009, 04:52 PM
I don't want to jinx us or anything, but wouldn't that be a hoot given all the chaos this season?

That would mean quite a winning streak of 13 games if that would happen.

toledodan
09-24-2009, 04:56 PM
with 3 at houston and the final 6 at home we have a chance to finish with 78-79 wins. considering everything thats happened this season i would take that. of course this team is going to have to add some things to get to the same level as st. louis.

redsfandan
09-24-2009, 05:07 PM
The Reds would have to go 6-3 in the last 9 games to finish with 78 wins. 7-2 for 79 wins. While it's possible they could win that many I'm just happy with the finish. There were some that didn't think this many wins would be possible back in March. Take away some of the lost time/injuries and the winning season that was predicted by some would've happened.

Tom Servo
09-24-2009, 05:21 PM
.500 or Bust!

vaticanplum
09-25-2009, 10:09 AM
15,892 attended this fine event today.

That's PAID attendance. I was at the game and they announced both paid and turnstile attendance. The latter was under 3,000.

It was a late September day game between two teams at the bottom of their division, there was a threat of rain, and the entire city is shut down because of g-20. I was way down the first base line in the lower deck (these tickets cost...ten dollars), and during the first couple of innings, we could hear Marty Brennamen calling the game. I'm not kidding. It was that quiet. Great fun though. We saw Air Force One go by during the game, and after Milledge had his home run and the fireworks went off, helicopters swarmed the joint. Apparently no one warned summit security that the Pirates might have cause to make noise.

Then we got a notion in our head to go to Cleveland for a double header. Progressive Field: weirdest. park. ever. But it was great seeing the Reds win. Man, the Pirates are just...comically bad.